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Team Leader, Cultural Collections

Job details

Organisation
The University of Auckland
Closes
12 Jun 2022
Region
Auckland
Work type
Contract, Fixed Term
Work classification
Culture & Heritage

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Te Whiwhinga mahi - The opportunity

Are you passionate about preserving and enabling access to indigenous knowledge? The Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound (AMPS) is an internationally significant archive containing approximately 12,000 unique recordings from Aotearoa and across the Pacific, including waiata, hymns, instrumental music, dance, stories and legends, oral histories and language resources. This fixed-term role will see you lead the development and delivery of the AMPS access project and setting the direction of the next exciting phase for the AMPS collection. In this hands-on role, you will lead a small team, conduct a collection rationalisation project and identify collection digitisation priorities, planning and overseeing the outsourcing of digital preservation of all unique recordings within the collection.

Waipapa Taumata Rau is values-led in our relationships, creating genuine opportunities for the communities we serve to engage in ethical and responsible partnerships. You'll bring your experience of working closely with a wide range of stakeholders, and Mātauranga Māori and Pasifika collections, to develop a cultural permissions process that enables appropriate access to materials cared for by the Cultural Collections team. You're a people person who recognises the importance of the collection in learning, teaching and research and you will lead outreach activities that highlight the collection, ensuring that relationships are developed and deepened with Māori and Pacific communities.

Qualifications

He kōrero mōu - About you

Our ideal candidate will have the following:

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  • A degree in a library and information related, archives or equivalent discipline
  • Proven leadership and management experience within a complex working environment
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in team building, change management and working collaboratively
  • Proven people management skills and experience
  • Demonstrated experience of innovating in a cultural collections and archives context
  • Experience of developing Mātauranga Māori and Pacific collections
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective and productive partnerships
  • Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, especially in relation to cultural collections

Additional information

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou - What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world's most liveable cities. 

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through the following:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks' annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

For more information please visit' Staff Benefits' on our careers site.

How to apply

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Please reach out to Suhayl Mohammed via suhayl.mohammed@auckland.ac.nz regarding any questions. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date 12/06/2022 and include an up to date CV and cover letter outlining what strengths you will bring to this role.

Overseas applicants

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government imposed travel restrictions but have recently announced a five-step plan for a phased border re-opening. This phased re-opening will take some time and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for offshore candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions and phased re-opening, please visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website.

Equity

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

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